Sunday, September 15, 2013

What an awesome tribute..

Twelve years ago today (Sept. 15th) Deputy Paul Grahovac of the Alger 

County Sheriff’s Office made the ultimate sacrifice. Deputy Grahovac was

 serving as an Extrication Technician at the scene of a serious personal 

injury accident when the unexpected happened and he lost his life while

 serving others. The Alger County Sheriff’s Office will never forget Paul. 

In his honor, we have labeled our rescue squad “Rescue 21”. Members of

 “Rescue 21” carry on the same proud tradition of courage, dedication 

and serving others that Paul had. 

“Rescue 21” provides specialized services to the Alger County Sheriff’s 

Office. These services include automobile extrication and search and 

rescue services. The search and rescue services involve dive and water 

Rescue, snowmobile and ice Rescue, and finally, land-based search and


Our new team patch depicts these services. The sheriff’s badge in the 

center and the number 21 depicts the badge of Deputy Paul Grahovac,

 Badge #21. The diver’s bell and anchor represent two maritime aspects

 of our search and rescue services, while the “Jaws of Life” at the bottom

 of the patch represents the automobile extrication services which Paul

 was so proud to be a part of

Today we honor the memory of Deputy Paul Grahovac and are very

proud to share this patch design with you. 

Paul will never be forgotten.

Alger County Sheriff

What a awesome tribute to our son, brother, uncle, and cousin and our friend. We thank you with all of our hearts in honoring our Son Paul Bryan Grahovac in this way..

To God Be The Glory